Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Manager 2

Hybrid

Recruitment #220803-0915AR-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), offers a myriad of programs and services to assist older adults and people with disabilities.  Our programs, policies and practices are designed to deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens; provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide; provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy; advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level. 

The ADS is currently recruiting for a Fiscal/Administrative Manager 2 to oversee ADS's Fiscal Services Unit within the Bureau of Organizational Support (BOS). This role will be responsible for managing fiscal and administrative functions of ADS, including biennium budgets, grant accounting, business office operations and facility administration.  The position is located at 55 Farmington Avenue in Hartford.  The work schedule is first shift, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The position number is 33074. This position is open to State of Connecticut employees only. 

BOS is a centralized business unit that supports all the department's programs through fiscal and IT functions, including budget preparation and monitoring, accounting, vendor setup, accounts payable and receivables, asset management and Information Technology. 

In this role you will discover the opportunity to: 

  • Oversee approximately $134 million including state, federal, and private funds;
  • Manage the review and approval of Notice of Intents (NOI) for grant budget applications for federal/private grants;
  • Be accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of ADS’s fiscal responsibilities;
  • Direct the planning, designing and implementation of fiscal policies, procedures, and systems;
  • Administer agency asset management operations;
  • Develop and implement fiscal strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and agency fiscal outlook;
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team and contribute to key decisions; and
  • Act as a liaison between ADS and various outside organizations including federal agencies, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) on fiscal matters. 
As a state employee, we offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees! 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications, as listed on the job opening, will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in a variety of complex and voluminous fiscal and administrative functions with major emphasis on fiscal administration.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises the staff and operations of fiscal management functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis; coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; reviews fiscal and administrative operations for effectiveness and compliance with statutory requirements and agency policies and procedures; acts as liaison both internally within the state and externally; evaluates staff; directs budget management function; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities; advises agency head regarding fiscal and administrative matters; assists EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses; prepares programmatic fiscal/administrative analysis and impact statements on proposed regulations and legislation; in addition to directing fiscal/administrative functions may direct support services such as maintenance, duplicating services, switchboard, mailroom, food services, security and housekeeping; in a facility or institution, in addition to the above, may ensure conformance with related standards of JCAH, OSHA, Environmental Protection and other regulatory agencies; may direct a program of internal and/or external audit; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting; knowledge of principles and procedures of payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g. accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administrative, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are found here.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional level staff.

For state employees, this is the level of Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

NOTE ON UNCLASSIFIED APPOINTMENTS: Appointments to the Unclassified Service will be made in accordance with sections of the Connecticut General Statutes related to the specific positions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our preferred candidate will possess the following: 

  • Experience with General Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP). 
  • Experience with CORE-CT Financial or other PeopleSoft Software. 
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel to manage and analyze datasets and to complete financial reports. 
  • Experience applying state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations. 
  • Experience establishing accounting requirements for federal grant awards and maintaining compliance with federal accounting requirements. 
  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff. 
  • Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.